South Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2022

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2018 was 513,440.00, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 514,600.00, a 2.6% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 501,550.00, a 0.09% increase from 2015.
  • South Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2015 was 501,090.00, a 4.56% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
China 12,355,240.00
Russia 2,543,400.00
Brazil 1,032,640.00
Iran 828,280.00
Mexico 679,880.00
South Africa 513,440.00
Turkey 502,520.00
Thailand 416,950.00
Malaysia 306,670.00
Kazakhstan 274,220.00
Venezuela 233,920.00
Algeria 218,910.00
Iraq 215,690.00
Colombia 184,100.00
Turkmenistan 125,080.00
Romania 109,010.00
Libya 103,040.00
Peru 96,280.00
Belarus 88,140.00
Azerbaijan 80,260.00
Ecuador 65,680.00
Serbia 62,600.00
Bulgaria 53,330.00
Paraguay 49,170.00
Cuba 41,860.00
Dominican Republic 39,060.00
Jordan 35,810.00
Guatemala 35,400.00
Lebanon 34,350.00
Bosnia 27,190.00
Equatorial Guinea 19,270.00
Botswana 16,120.00
Costa Rica 15,810.00
Namibia 11,930.00
North Macedonia 10,510.00
Albania 10,080.00
Jamaica 10,020.00
Armenia 9,360.00
Gabon 7,460.00
Mauritius 6,740.00
Guyana 5,040.00
Montenegro 3,800.00
Suriname 3,780.00
Fiji 2,820.00
Maldives 2,380.00
Grenada 2,360.00
Belize 1,560.00
St. Lucia 740.00
Samoa 690.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 370.00
Tonga 350.00
Dominica 240.00
Marshall Islands 240.00
Nauru 80.00
Tuvalu 30.00
South Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2018 513,440.00 -0.23%
2017 514,600.00 2.60%
2016 501,550.00 0.09%
2015 501,090.00 -4.56%
2014 525,050.00 2.34%
2013 513,020.00 1.97%
2012 503,110.00 3.89%
2011 484,250.00 -3.10%
2010 499,720.00 4.77%
2009 476,950.00 -4.12%
2008 497,470.00 6.85%
2007 465,580.00 4.50%
2006 445,530.00 0.59%
2005 442,920.00 0.02%
2004 442,840.00 6.66%
2003 415,180.00 5.43%
2002 393,810.00 4.12%
2001 378,210.00 9.90%
2000 344,130.00 1.29%
1999 339,740.00 -5.61%
1998 359,930.00 1.81%
1997 353,520.00 3.97%
1996 340,020.00 2.86%
1995 330,560.00 3.29%
1994 320,040.00 1.89%
1993 314,090.00 2.76%
1992 305,650.00 -0.98%
1991 308,690.00 -1.30%
1990 312,740.00 4.30%
1983 299,856.87 -3.07%
1982 309,369.22 -0.79%
1981 311,848.01 1.29%
1980 307,875.57 3.04%
1979 298,781.01 4.17%
1978 286,819.56 -7.41%
1977 309,765.41 0.41%
1976 308,489.58 4.91%
1975 294,054.85 6.67%
1974 275,680.14 2.38%
1973 269,278.45 7.30%
1972 250,958.92 0.22%
1971 250,418.76 -1.32%
1970 253,769.71 -1.32%